Ditton Priors

Photo of St. John the Baptist, Ditton Priors. by Geoff Pick, some rights reserved.

Ditton Priors Shropshire Family History & Genealogy

Ditton Priors is an Ancient Parish in the county of Shropshire.

Other places in the parish include: Middleton Priors and Ashfield with Ruthall.

Alternative Names: Priors Ditton

Church: St. John the Baptist

Parish registers begin: 1673

Nonconformists in Ditton Priors include: Primitive Methodist, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Ditton Priors

  • Cleobury North
  • Diddlebury
  • Holdgate
  • Monkhopton
  • Neenton
  • Chetton
  • Stanton Long
  • Upton Cressett

Historical Description

Gregory Shropshire Gazetteer 1824

Ditton Priors or Priors Ditton. A parish partly in the franchise of Wenlock. And partly in the hundred of Munslow, a vicarage discharged, in the diocese of Hereford, the deanery of Stottesden, and archdeaconry of Salop. 685 inhabitants. 7 miles south of Much Wenlock.

Source: The Shropshire Gazetteer, with an Appendix, including a Survey of the County and Valuable Miscellaneous Information, with Plates. Printed and Published by T. Gregory, Wem, 1824

Parish Registers

The Register of Ditton Priors Wesleyan Chapel 1801-1834

Shropshire parish registers : Nonconformist and Roman Catholic registers (1903)

Author: Shropshire Parish Register Society; Evans, George Eyre; Fletcher, W. G. D. (William George Dimock), 1851-1935; Kinsella, William

Publisher: [London] : Privately printed for the Shropshire Parish Register Society

The Register of Ditton Priors Wesleyan Chapel 1801-1834


Ditton Priors (with Middleton Priors and Ruthall) - Casey’s Directory of Shropshire 1871

The Shropshire Hearth Tax Roll 1672

Ditton Priors The Shropshire Hearth Tax Roll 1672


  • County: Shropshire
  • Civil Registration District: Bridgnorth
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop of Hereford (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Hereford
  • Rural Deanery: Stottesdon
  • Poor Law Union: Bridgnorth
  • Hundred: Munslow
  • Province: Canterbury